Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

RandomBeta ( alpha ; beta )

Returns random values from a Beta distribution

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Jeremy Bante   Jeremy Bante

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  Sample input:
List (
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 );
RandomBeta ( .5 ; .5 )
)
  Sample output:
.46840777434408664703
.97474977374076843262
.65431562019512057304
.92274553608149290085
.96121877944096922874
.91257860092446208
.42773321550339460373
.92498611891642212868
.7081926506944000721
.45913609443232417107

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

When called repeatedly, RandomBeta creates values consistent with a beta-distributed random variable with shape parameters alpha and beta.

 

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